ANCIENT HISTORY AS LEVEL - Specification

 
ANCIENT HISTORY AS LEVEL - Specification
AS LEVEL
Ancient
History

AS LEVEL
Specification

ANCIENT HISTORY
H007
For first assessment in 2018

Version 1.1 (April 2018)

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Contents

    1          Why choose an OCR AS Level in Ancient History?2
              1a.        Why choose an OCR qualification?                                      2
              1b.        Why choose an OCR AS Level in Ancient History?                        3
              1c.        What are the key features of this specification?                      4
              1d.        What is new in OCR AS Level in Ancient History?                       4
              1e.        How do I find out more information?                                   4

    2          The specification overview 5
              2a.        OCR’s AS Level in Ancient History (H007)                              5
              2b.        Content of AS Level in Ancient History (H007)                         6
              2c.        Content of period study                                               7
              2c.        Content of H007/01: Relations between Greek states and between
                          Greek and non-Greek states, 492–404 BC                                8
              2c.         Content of H007/02: The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BC–AD 68          9
              2d.         Prior knowledge, learning and progression                            10

    3          Assessment of AS Level in Ancient History11
              3a.        Forms of assessment                                                   11
              3b.        Assessment objectives (AO)                                            12
              3c.        Assessment availability                                               13
              3d.        Retaking the qualification                                            13
              3e.        Assessment of extended response                                       13
              3f.        Synoptic assessment                                                   13
              3g.        Calculating qualification results                                     13

    4          Admin: what you need to know14
              4a.        Pre-assessment                                                        14
              4b.        Special consideration                                                 14
              4c.        External assessment arrangements                                      15
              4d.        Results and certificates                                              15
              4e.        Post-results services                                                 16
              4f.        Malpractice                                                           16

    5          Appendices17
              5a.          Accessibility                                                       17
              5b.          Overlap with other qualifications                                   17
              5c.        Set ancient sources for H007/01: Relations between Greek states and
                           between Greek and non-Greek states, 492–404 BC                      18
              5d.         Set ancient sources for H007/02: The Julio-Claudian Emperors,
                           31 BC–AD 68                                                         20

              		         Summary of updates                                                    22

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1       Why choose an OCR AS Level in Ancient History?

    1a. Why choose an OCR qualification?
    Choose OCR and you’ve got the reassurance that           We provide a range of support services designed to
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                                                             OCR’s AS Level in Ancient History is QN: 603/0806/0.
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1b. Why choose an OCR AS Level in Ancient History?

OCR’s AS Level in Ancient History has been designed            the United Kingdom to ensure that OCR’s AS Level in
to help learners develop their understanding of the
ancient world and the legacy of the ancient world in
                                                               Ancient History engages learners, develops a desire
                                                               within them to continue learning about ancient
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today’s society.                                               history and helps develop a lifelong enthusiasm for
                                                               the ancient world.
We have designed this qualification with teachers and
learners in mind, having consulted extensively across

Our AS Level in Ancient History provides:

•       engaging and exciting content – exciting topic         •    an accessible route into studying Classics – our
        areas which will enthuse learners, creating an              specifications do not require any previous
        appealing study of the ancient world                        study of a classical subject or knowledge of
                                                                    Classical Greek or Latin language
•       clearly laid out requirements – the
        specification clearly details the content that         •    increased support and guidance – OCR will
        you are required to cover to allow you to                   provide a range of high quality, creative
        prepare your learners with confidence                       resources, which will grow throughout the
                                                                    lifetime of the specification.
•       straightforward assessment – the question
        papers contain simple rubrics and clear mark
        schemes, which will provide clear assessments

Aims and learning outcomes

OCR’s AS Level in Ancient History will enable learners to:
•       develop a broad and extensive interest in the               an understanding of historical periods studied
        military, political, religious and social history of        and the methods used in the analysis and
        the ancient world                                           evaluation of evidence. Students should
                                                                    develop an understanding of how the ancient
•       acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding                past has been represented by ancient
        of selected periods of ancient history and use              historians
        this knowledge and understanding to formulate
        coherent arguments with substantiated                  •    develop an understanding of historical
        judgements                                                  concepts such as change, continuity, causation,
                                                                    consequence and significance within the
•       understand Greek and Roman history in the                   context of the historical periods studied
        context of their neighbouring civilisations and
        the interrelations of these civilisations              •    develop an awareness and understanding of
                                                                    relevant historical debates and how these can
•       explore and evaluate the significance of events,            be investigated
        individuals, issues, identities and societies in
        the history of the ancient world                       •    develop the ability to make connections and
                                                                    draw comparisons between different periods,
•       understand the nature of historical evidence                individuals, issues, identities and societies of
        from the ancient world and its scarcity to build            the ancient past.

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1c.      What are the key features of this specification?

    The key features of OCR’s AS Level in Ancient History for you and your learners are:
1   •       familiar topics to study covering the most        •      a straightforward specification with detailed
            prominent parts of Greek and Roman history               guidance to support delivery

    •       a clear and balanced structure that will help     •      this course is co-teachable with our A Level in
            course planning                                          Ancient History specification.

    1d. What is new in OCR AS Level in Ancient History?
    This section is intended for teachers using OCR’s         History (H042) and the new version for first teaching
    current AS Level in Ancient History. It highlights the    in September 2017:
    differences between the current AS Level in Ancient

        What stays the same?                                  What’s changing?
        •    two 1 ½ hour question papers                     •     simplified assessment
        •    both Roman and Greek history will be studied     •     reduction in the number of marks available
        •    prescribed ancient sources.                      •     outcomes in the AS Level no longer count
                                                                    towards performance in the A Level.

    1e. How do I find out more information?
    If you are already using OCR specifications you can       Want to find out more?
    contact us at: www.ocr.org.uk
                                                              Ask our subject advisors:
    If you are not already a registered OCR centre then
    you can find out more information on the benefits         Email: classics@ocr.org.uk
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    If you are not yet an approved centre and would like
    to become one go to: www.ocr.org.uk                       Join our Classics community:
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2          The specification overview

2a. OCR’s AS Level in Ancient History (H007)
Learners must take both components to be awarded the OCR AS Level in Ancient History.

           Content Overview                                Assessment Overview
                                                                                                       2
  Relations between Greek states                    Relations between
  and between Greek and                              Greek states and
  non-Greek states, 492–404 BC                     between Greek and
  (H007/01)                                         non-Greek states,
                                                                                         50%
  This component contains a period                492–404 BC (H007/01)                  of total
  study focusing on the changing                           60 marks
  relationships between Greek city-                                                     AS Level
                                                     1 hour 30 minutes
  states and between Greek city-
  states and non-Greek states.                          Written paper

  The Julio-Claudian Emperors,                       The Julio-Claudian
  31 BC–AD 68                                        Emperors, 31 BC–
  (H007/02)                                           AD 68 (H007/02)
                                                                                         50%
  This component contains a period                         60 marks                     of total
  study covering the reigns of
  Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius
                                                     1 hour 30 minutes                  AS Level
  and Nero.                                             Written paper

Both components include synoptic assessment.

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2b. Content of AS Level in Ancient History (H007)
    Learners taking the AS Level in Ancient History will        provides sufficient chronological range to be able to
    need to study significant events, individuals, societies,   comment on change, both short-term and long-term.
    developments and issues within their broad historical
    context demonstrating breadth through the study.            Component 01 is a source-based Greek period
                                                                study focusing on the relationships between Greek

2   Learners will study two period studies.                     city-states and also the relationships between Greek
                                                                city-states and the Persian Empire in the period
    The period studies will allow learners to study the         492–404 BC.
    unfolding narrative of a substantial span of Greek and
    Roman history of at least 75 years. The length of the       Component 02 is a source-based Roman period study
    period study will encourage learners to develop their       focusing on the Julio-Claudian dynasty, from 31 BC to
    interest in, and understanding of the important             AD 68.
    events, individuals, developments and issues, and

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2c.        Content of period study
Introduction to the Greek and Roman period study

In the Greek period study, the focus will be on the       There will be a particular focus on the military,
unfolding narrative of the relations between Greek        social, religious and political issues and developments
city-states and the relationship between Greek            of the emperors in Rome and the Empire and their
city-states and the Persian Empire in the period
492–404 BC. Learners will study the main events and
                                                          treatment by the ancient sources.                            2
issues in order to understand how these events and        The Greek and Roman period studies will each be
issues shaped these developments.                         worth 50% of the overall specification and should
                                                          take approximately 70–80 guided learning hours
The Roman period study will focus on the unfolding        to teach.
narrative of the establishment and development of
the principate under Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius,
Claudius and Nero.

Knowledge, understanding and skills

The length of the period study will encourage learners    connections, draw contrasts and analyse trends such
to develop their interest in, and understanding of the    as between economic, political, social, religious and
important events, individuals, developments and           military history; and between short and long-term
issues, and provides sufficient chronological range to    timescales.
be able to study continuity and change. This will allow
learners to analyse the causes, significance and          The period study requires the critical use of ancient
consequences of key historical events, and the            source material in analysing and evaluating historical
changes and developments in the historical periods.       questions, problems and issues. Different types of
Learners should be able to make links and draw            evidence must be analysed and evaluated and
comparisons between different aspects of the period       learners need to understand the usefulness and
or society studied.                                       limitations of the ancient source evidence studied
                                                          and how this affects the conclusions that can be
Learners will be required to demonstrate an               drawn. It will require learners to deal with the
understanding of the key historical terms and             contexts in which evidence was written or produced
concepts relevant to the topics studied including         and assess the reliability of the evidence.
change, continuity, causation, consequence and
significance. Learners will be required to demonstrate    Learners will be required to demonstrate the ability
knowledge and understanding, and analyse and              to create their own evidence-based structured
evaluate, the significance of events, individuals,        arguments, selecting, organising and communicating
groups, developments and ideas in the topic studied       their knowledge and understanding of both the
in order to reach substantiated judgements.               historical events studied and the ancient source
                                                          material to reach substantiated conclusions.
Learners should be able to demonstrate an
understanding of the relationships between different      A detailed assessment overview can be found in
aspects of the period studied. They should make           Section 3 of the specification.

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2c.       Content of H007/01: Relations between Greek states and between
              Greek and non-Greek states, 492–404 BC
    This period study will focus on the unfolding narrative    relations between states and the substantial
    of the relations between the Greek city-states,            developments in inter-state relations between both
    particularly Athens and Sparta, and between Greek          Greek and non-Greek states. Learners will study the
    city-states and the Persian Empire during the period       main events and issues in order to understand how
2   492–404 BC. Learners will study the changes in             these shaped these developments.

        Key time spans       Learners should have studied the following content:

        The challenge of     Mardonius’ expedition 492 BC; Persian approaches to the Greek states; the Battle of
        the Persian Empire   Marathon; Greek and Persian strategy; the threat of Greek medising; Sparta’s
        492–479 BC           response; Persian aims and intentions in 480s: Darius’ and Xerxes’ policies towards
                             the Greek states; Greek and Persian preparations in 480s; differences in responses to
                             the Persians among the Greek states, including medising; the formation of the
                             Hellenic League and its leadership; the states involved in the Hellenic League; the
                             involvement of Greek states in the events of 480–479, including examples of
                             medising, co-operation and conflict, debates and differences of opinion before
                             Salamis and Plataea on strategy.
        Greece in conflict   The consequences of victory for the Greek states, especially relations between Sparta
        479–446 BC           and Athens; the growth of Athenian power in the Delian League; Sparta’s concerns; the
                             consequences for relations between Sparta and Athens and their respective allies of
                             the earthquake and helot revolt 465–464 BC; the events of the First Peloponnesian
                             War 461–446 BC that involved changing relationships between Greek states: Megara’s
                             defection from the Peloponnesian League; Corinth’s relations with Megara, Sparta and
                             Athens; the Battle of Tanagra; continued conflict with the Persians followed by the
                             cessation of hostilities in 449 BC; the Spartan invasion of Attica 446 BC.
        Peace and conflict   The Peace of 446 BC; the balance of power outlined in the Peace of 446 BC and the
        446–431 BC           relations between Athens and Sparta; the role of Corint and Sparta in the revolt of
                             Samos; the events leading up to, and the causes of, the outbreak of war in 431 BC.
        The Archidamian      Athenian and Spartan strategies in the Archidamian War 431–421 BC; the invasions of
        War 431–420 BC       Attica and their effects on the states, including the plague in Athens; the course of the
                             Archidamian War: Pylos and Sphacteria, and its effects on Spartan war effort and
                             reputation, Brasidas in Thrace; differences within Athens and Sparta on the relations
                             between the states and the move towards a peace settlement; the Peace of Nicias
                             – the main terms and the aftermath: the failures of the peace and the refusals of
                             allies of both Athens and Sparta to support the Peace; the Spartan-Athenian alliance.
        The end of the       The breakdown of relations: the alliance of Athens, Argos, Mantinea and Elis; the
        Peloponnesian War    effect of the Battle of Mantinea 418 BC; the consequences of the Sicilian Expedition
        and its aftermath    415–413 BC for Athens and Sparta; occupation of Decelea; Sparta and Athens:
        419–404 BC           relations with Persia in the final years of the war, and Persia’s aims and impact on the
                             course of the war.

    Appendix 5c lists the sources covering the contents of the period study.

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2c.        Content of H007/02: The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BC–AD 68
This period study will focus on the unfolding narrative       There will be a particular focus on the military, social
of the establishment and development of the                   and political achievements of the emperors and their
principate under Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius          treatment by the ancient sources.
and Nero.

  Key time spans              Learners should have studied the following content:                                            2
  Augustus                    The presentation of Augustus’ victory at Actium; the constitutional settlements of
  31 BC–AD 14                 27 BC and 23 BC; Augustus’ military achievements; the depiction of Augustus and
                              Augustan Rome in the poetry and coinage of the period; the importance of Livia,
                              Agrippa, Tiberius and Germanicus; the restoration of the Republic and the revival
                              of traditional Roman values and practices; Augustus’ attitude towards religion,
                              including the Imperial Cult inside and outside Rome; administrative changes to
                              Rome and the provinces; relations with the Senate, Equestrians and ordinary
                              people of Rome; Augustus’ building programme; challenges to his rule including
                              conspiracies; the establishment of the dynasty and issues of succession; the Res
                              Gestae as an account of Augustus’ reign.
  Tiberius                    The views of classical authors on Tiberius’ reign; Tiberius’ relationships with
  AD 14–37                    Germanicus and Sejanus; conspiracies and challenges to his reign, including
                              mutinies and revolts; the treason trials; Tiberius’ attitude towards religion, including
                              the Imperial Cult inside and outside Rome; relations with the Senate, Equestrians
                              and ordinary people of Rome.
  Gaius                       The presentation of Gaius’ character and personality as emperor by the ancient
  AD 37–41                    sources; the assassination in AD 41; his attitude towards religion, including the
                              Imperial Cult inside and outside Rome; administrative changes to Rome; relations
                              with the Senate, Equestrians and ordinary people of Rome.
  Claudius                    The difficulties of the accession; the presentation of Claudius’ role in, and motives
  AD 41–54                    for, the invasion of Britain; the importance of his wives and freedmen; Claudius’
                              relationship with Nero and Britannicus; the events surrounding his death;
                              administrative changes to Rome; relations with the Senate, Equestrians and
                              ordinary people of Rome.
  Nero                        The presentation of Nero as emperor by the ancient sources; the early part of his
  AD 54–68                    reign and the changing role of Agrippina; the importance of his wives; Piso
                              conspiracy in AD 65; Tacitus’ and Suetonius’ accounts of the Great Fire of Rome in
                              AD 64; the achievements of Corbulo in Armenia; the revolt of Vindex; the death of
                              Nero and the accession of Galba; Nero’s attitude towards religion, including the
                              Imperial Cult inside and outside Rome; administrative changes to Rome; relations
                              with the Senate, Equestrians and ordinary people of Rome.

Appendix 5d lists the sources covering the contents of the period study.

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2d. Prior knowledge, learning and progression
    The specification builds on the knowledge,               A Level examinations build on the content studied for
    understanding and skills specified for GCSE (9–1)        the two AS Level components, meaning that this
    Ancient History, however, prior attainment of a GCSE     qualification is co-teachable with the first year of
    qualification in Ancient History is not required.        study of the A Level.

2   Learners in England who are beginning an AS Level
    course are likely to have followed a Key Stage 4
                                                             At the same time, it also offers a worthwhile course
                                                             of study for learners who do not wish to progress
    programme of study. This course will enable learners     further in the subject. The key skills required by the
    to progress to A Level courses or progress directly to   specification provide opportunities for progression
    employment.                                              directly into employment.

    AS Level in Ancient History provides progression to      Find out more at www.ocr.org.uk
    A Level in Ancient History.

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3           Assessment of AS Level in Ancient History

3a. Forms of assessment
OCR’s AS Level in Ancient History consists of two components that are both externally assessed.

Relations between Greek states and between Greek and non-Greek states,
492–404 BC (H007/01) and The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BC–AD 68 (H007/02)

Both of these components are externally assessed,           In Question 2, learners will answer a 20-mark source
written examinations testing AO1, AO2 and AO3.              based mini-essay. Learners will be required to use the

Each component is worth 60 marks, which represents
                                                            stimulus material on the question paper and other
                                                            ancient sources they have studied to answer the
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50% of the total marks for the AS Level.                    question.

Each examination lasts for 1 hour 30 minutes.               In Section B, learners will have a choice between
                                                            answering Question 3 or Question 4. These will be
There are two sections in each component. Learners          essay questions each worth 30 marks, requiring
answer all the questions in Section A and one               learners to use, analyse and evaluate the ancient
question in Section B.                                      source material that they have studied in order to
                                                            answer the issues addressed in the question.
Section A consists of questions 1 and 2. In
Question 1, learners will answer a 10-mark question
relating to an issue, which relates to one or more of
the content points within one of the key time spans.

  Question                    Type of question   AO1 marks       AO2 marks        AO3 marks        Total marks

        1                          Issue                5              5                –               10
        2              Source-based mini-essay          5              –               15               20
    3 and 4                        Essay                5             10               15               30

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3b. Assessment objectives (AO)
    There are three Assessment Objectives in OCR AS Level Ancient History. These are detailed in the table below.

    Learners are expected to:

                                                     Assessment Objective

         AO1    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the historical
                periods studied.
         AO2    Analyse and evaluate historical events and historical periods to arrive at substantiated
3               judgements.
         AO3    Use, analyse and evaluate ancient sources within their historical context to make judgements and
                draw conclusions about:
                •     historical events and historical periods studied
                •     how the portrayal of events by ancient writers/sources relates to the historical contexts in
                      which they were written/produced.

    AO weightings in OCR’s AS Level in Ancient History

    The relationship between the assessment objectives and the components are shown in the following table:

                                                                % of OCR AS Level in Ancient History (H007)
                        Component
                                                                   AO1                AO2                   AO3

     Relations between Greek states and between Greek
                                                                  12.5%              12.5%                  25%
     and non-Greek states, 492–404 BC (H007/01)
     The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BC–AD 68
                                                                  12.5%              12.5%                  25%
     (H007/02)
     Total                                                         25%                25%                   50%

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3c.        Assessment availability
There will be one examination series available each       This specification will be certificated from the June
year in May / June to all learners.                       2018 examination series onwards.

All examined components must be taken in the same
examination series at the end of the course.

3d. Retaking the qualification
Learners can retake the qualification as many times
as they wish.
                                                          They retake all components of the qualification.             3

3e. Assessment of extended response
The assessment materials for this qualification           coherent line of reasoning and marks for extended
provide learners with the opportunity to demonstrate      responses are integrated into the marking criteria.
their ability to construct and develop a sustained and

3f.        Synoptic assessment
Synoptic assessment is the learners understanding         Synoptic assessment draws together all three of the
of the connections between different elements of          distinct assessment objectives in OCR’s AS Level in
the subject. It involves the explicit drawing together    Ancient History. Synoptic assessment can be found in
of knowledge, skills and understanding within             the essay questions (Questions 3 and 4) in both
different parts of the AS Level course.                   components.

The emphasis of synoptic assessment is to encourage
the understanding of Ancient History as a discipline.

3g. Calculating qualification results
A learner’s overall qualification grade for AS Level in   compared to the qualification level grade boundaries
Ancient History will be calculated by adding together     for the relevant exam series to determine the
their marks from the two components taken to give         learner’s overall qualification grade.
their total weighted mark. This mark will then be

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4       Admin: what you need to know

    The information in this section is designed to give an    More information about the processes and deadlines
    overview of the processes involved in administering       involved at each stage of the assessment cycle can be
    this qualification so that you can speak to your exams    found in the Administration area of the OCR website.
    officer. All of the following processes require you to
    submit something to OCR by a specific deadline.           OCR’s Admin overview is available on the OCR website
                                                              at http://www.ocr.org.uk/administration

    4a. Pre-assessment
    Estimated entries

    Estimated entries are your best projection of the         Estimated entries should be submitted to OCR by the
    number of learners who will be entered for a              specified deadline. They are free and do not commit
    qualification in a particular series.                     your centre in any way.
4   Final entries

    Final entries provide OCR with detailed data for each     Final entries must be submitted to OCR by the
    learner, showing each assessment to be taken. It is       published deadlines or late entry fees will apply.
    essential that you use the correct entry code,
    considering the relevant entry rules.
    All learners taking an AS Level in Ancient History must be entered for H007.

           Entry option                                             Components

     Entry code          Title      Code                        Title                         Assessment type

                                              Relations between Greek states and
                                      01      between Greek and non-Greek states,            External Assessment
                        Ancient               492–404 BC
         H007
                        History
                                      02      The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BC–AD 68       External Assessment

    4b. Special consideration
    Special consideration is a post-assessment                Detailed information about eligibility for special
    adjustment to marks or grades to reflect temporary        consideration can be found in the JCQ publication
    injury, illness or other indisposition at the time the    A guide to the special consideration process.
    assessment was taken.

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4c.        External assessment arrangements
Regulations governing examination arrangements are contained in the JCQ Instructions for conducting
examinations.

Head of centre annual declaration

The Head of Centre is required to provide a              Any failure by a centre to provide the Head of Centre
declaration to the JCQ as part of the annual NCN         Annual Declaration will result in your centre status
update, conducted in the autumn term, to confirm         being suspended and could lead to the withdrawal of
that the centre is meeting all of the requirements       our approval for you to operate as a centre.
detailed in the specification.

Private Candidates

Private candidates may enter for OCR assessments.        Private candidates need to contact OCR approved
                                                         centres to establish whether they are prepared to
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A private candidate is someone who pursues a course      host them as a private candidate.  The centre may
of study independently but takes an examination or       charge for this facility and OCR recommends that the
assessment at an approved examination centre. A          arrangement is made early in the course.
private candidate may be a part-time student,
someone taking a distance learning course, or            Further guidance for private candidates may be found
someone being tutored privately. They must be based      on the OCR website: http://www.ocr.org.uk
in the UK.

4d. Results and certificates
Grade Scale

AS Level qualifications are graded on the scale: A, B,   Unclassified (U). Only subjects in which grades A to E
C, D, E, where A is the highest. Learners who fail to    are attained will be recorded on certificates.
reach the minimum standard for E will be

Results

Results are released to centres and learners for         The following supporting information will be
information and to allow any queries to be resolved      available:
before certificates are issued.                          •     raw mark grade boundaries for each component
                                                         •     weighted mark grade boundaries for the
Centres will have access to the following results              qualification.
information for each learner:
•     the grade for the qualification                    Until certificates are issued, results are deemed to be
•     the raw mark for each component                    provisional and may be subject to amendment.
•     the total weighted mark for the qualification.
                                                         A learner’s final results will be recorded on an OCR
                                                         certificate. The qualification title will be shown on the
                                                         certificate as ‘OCR Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in
                                                         Ancient History’.

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4e. Post-results services
    A number of post-results services are available:          •     Missing and incomplete results – This service
                                                                    should be used if an individual subject result
    •     Review of marking requests – If you are not               for a learner is missing, or the learner has been
          happy with the outcome of a learner’s results,            omitted entirely from the results supplied.
          centres may request a review of marking. Full
          details of the post-results services are provided   •     Access to scripts – Centres can request access
          on the OCR website.                                       to marked scripts.

    4f.     Malpractice
    Any breach of the regulations for the conduct of          soon as it is detected. Detailed information on
    examinations and non-exam assessment may                  malpractice can be found in the JCQ publication
4   constitute malpractice (which includes
    maladministration) and must be reported to OCR as
                                                              Suspected Malpractice in Examinations and
                                                              Assessments: Policies and Procedures.

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5          Appendices

5a. Accessibility
Reasonable adjustments and access arrangements              The A Level qualification and subject criteria have
allow learners with special educational needs,              been reviewed in order to identify any feature which
disabilities or temporary injuries to access the            could disadvantage learners who share a protected
assessment and show what they know and can do,              Characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010. All
without changing the demands of the assessment.             reasonable steps have been taken to minimise any
Applications for these should be made before the            such disadvantage.
examination series. Detailed information about
eligibility for access arrangements can be found
in the JCQ Access Arrangements and Reasonable
Adjustments.

5b. Overlap with other qualifications
There is a small degree of overlap between this specification and the AS Level in Classical Civilisation.

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5c.      Set ancient sources for H007/01: Relations between Greek states and
             between Greek and non-Greek states, 492–404 BC
    Literary evidence

    LACTOR 1, The Athenian Empire (ISBN-13 978-0903625172)
         Andokides 3.29 (No. 61)
         Aristophanes, Akharnians 61–71 (No. 58); 524–539 (No. 99)
         Aristophanes, Peace 619–622 (No. 110); 639–648 (No. 202)
         Aristotle Politics 1284a38 (No. 84)
         Diodorus 11.46–47 (No. 19); 11.50 (No. 28); 12.2.1–2 (No. 52); 12.4.4–6; (No. 53); 12.38.2 (No. 113)
         Harpokration s.v. Attikois grammasin (No. 54)
         Plutarch, Aristeides 23 (No. 10); 24.1–5 (No. 20)
         Plutarch, Cimon 11–12.4 (No. 33); 13.4–5 (No. 51)
         Plutarch, Pericles 23.1–2 (No. 71); 28.1–3 (No. 89)

    OCR source booklet
5        Plutarch, Pericles 30–31

    Herodotus, Histories (Penguin Classics) (ISBN-13: 978-0140449082)
         6.42–49; 6.94–117, 6.120–124
         7.1; 7.5–10h; 7.49–50; 7.102; 7.131–133; 7.139; 7.141–145; 7.151–152; 7.174–175; 7.207, 7.219–222;
            7.228.2
         8.1–3; 8.49–50; 8.56–63; 8.74; 8.94; 8.100–103; 8.143–144
         9.1–3; 9.6–8; 9.16–18; 9.40; 9.62–64; 9.71; 9.98–99; 9.105–106

    Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War (Penguin Classics) (ISBN-13: 978-0140440393)
         1.23; 1.33; 1.35; 1.40–41; 1.44, 1.55–58; 1.60–61, 1.66–69; 1.75–77, 1.86–88; 1.89–118, 1.121–122;
            1.139–140
         2.8; 2.11; 2.13; 2.63; 2.65
         4.19–20; 4.40–41; 4.50, 4.80–81; 4.108; 4.117
         5.13–18; 5.25–26; 5.43
         6.8, 6.12–13, 6.15, 6.24, 6.31; 6.82–83, 6.89–91
         7.18; 7.27–28
         8.2; 8.6; 8.9; 8.17–18; 8.29; 8.37; 8.52, 8.87

    Xenophon, History of My Times (Penguin Classics) (ISBN-13: 978-0140441758)
         1.4.1–7; 1.5.1–3; 1.6.6–11; 2.1.7–14; 2.1.20–32

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Archaeological evidence

Serpent Column

LACTOR 1, The Athenian Empire (ISBN-13 978-0903625172)
     Chalkis Decree (No. 78)
     Thoudippos decree (No. 138)

LACTOR 16, The Persian Empire from Cyrus II to Artaxerxes I (ISBN-13: 978-0903625288)
     Naqs-e Rustam inscription No.1 and  No.2 (No. 48 and 103)
     Xerxes’ inscription (No. 63)

Centres are free to study the sources from any translation, however where a passage is printed on a question
paper it will be taken from the editions listed, with such modifications as seem appropriate to the examiners.

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5d. Set ancient sources for H007/02: The Julio-Claudian Emperors,
        31 BC–AD 68
    Literary evidence

    Suetonius, The Twelve Caesars, R. Graves Penguin (ISBN-13: 978-0140455168)
       Augustus, 17–23, 26–28, 30–31, 34–37, 39–40, 64–66, 93, 98–101
       Tiberius, 23–24, 26–27, 29–33, 36, 39–41, 47–48, 61–63, 65, 75
       Gaius, 13–14, 18–20, 22, 27–33, 37, 56–59
       Claudius, 10–14, 17–18, 20–22, 25, 29, 36, 44–45
       Nero, 10–11, 20–23, 26–27, 31–32, 34, 38, 40–49, 53

    Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome (Penguin Classics) (ISBN-13: 978-0140440607)
        1.16–18, 21–25, 28–35, 38–43, 46–47, 49, 52, 61–62, 72; 2.52, 53, 55, 57, 59–60, 69–71, 73; 3.20–21, 32,
           50, 55, 65, 70, 73–74; 4.1–3, 20, 30–31, 39–41, 74; 6.18–19; 11.24; 12.25–26, 41, 65–69; 14.1–16;
           15.37–44, 48–74

    Dio, The Roman History: The Reign of Augustus (Penguin Classics) (ISBN-13: 978-0140444483)
5       51:21; 52:4; 53:11–13, 16–17

    LACTOR 15: Dio: The Julio-Claudians (ISBN-13: 978-0903625210)
       58:4.1–4 (A3), 5 (A4), 6–7.3 (A5), 8.4–11 (A7); 59:3.1–5.5 (B3), 9.4–7 (B7), 16.1–11 (B12); 26.5–27.1 (B20),
         28.1–11 (B22), 29.1–30.3 (B23); 60:3.1.7 (C3), 6.1–7.4 (C5), 14.1–16.4 (C8), 17.8–18.4 (C10);
         63:22.1–26.1 (D6), 26.3–27.1 (D7), 27.2–29.3 (D8)

    LACTOR 17: The Age of Augustus (ISBN-13: 978-0903625364)
       Res Gestae Divi Augusti
       Tacitus, Annals, 1: 2.1–4.5, 6.1–15.3 (Section F); 4:37 (L16); 3:56 (H26); 3:29 (J34); 4:57 (J66); 6:10–11 (K7);
          12:23 (K10); 2:59 (M6); 3:24 (P16); 2:37 (T27).
       Velleius Paterculus, 2: 88.1–91.4, 93.1–100.1, 103.1–104.1, 121.1–123.2
       Virgil, Aeneid 1.257–296 (G36); 6.752–806 (G37); 8.671–731 (G38)
       Horace, Odes 1.2 (G21); Odes 1.37 (G24); Odes 3.6 (G28); Odes 4.15 (G45)
       Ovid, Fasti 1.1–14 (G49); 2.55–66 (L4); 5.140–158 (L13), 2.119–144 (H38)
       Macrobius, Saturnalia 1.11.21 (P9), 2.4.23 (T26)
       Strabo, Geography 7.7.6 (H9), 5.3.7 (K6), 17.3.25 (M2), 4.3.2 (M18), 3.2.15 (M24), 5.3.8 (T9)
       Suetonius, Tiberius 8.1 (P10)
       Pliny, Natural History 7.147–150 (P1), 36.121 (T8)
       Younger Seneca On Clemency, 1.9.2–1.9.12 (P11)

    LACTOR 19: Tiberius to Nero (ISBN-13: 978-0903625388)
       Velleius Paterculus, 2:125.1–130.5 (C2–7)
       Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 19.1–3 (E2), 4–11 (E3), 17–27 (E6), 100–114 (E16), 158–164 (E21),
          201–211 (E24), 227–236 (E26), 254–262 (E29), 20.148, 151–2 (P9a)
       Pliny, Natural History 36.124 (K21), 36.122–3 (K24), 36.111 (K42), 34.45–46 (K44), 33.134 (S25)
       Younger Seneca, On Anger 3.19.1–5 (T6), On Benefits 3.26.1–2 (T1), On Consolation to Polybius 17.3–5
          (J22e), On the Shortness of Life 18.5–6 (K12), On Firmness of Purpose 18.3 (P6b)
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Archaeological evidence

LACTOR 17: The Age of Augustus (ISBN-13: 978-0903625364)
     aurei (H18, H21, H33, J41, N15, N24, J58); denarii (H27, N31, L1, L10, N5); as (J24).
     Inscriptions: Triumphal Arch, Rome (H17); Inscription from Nikopolis (H10); Augustan Lares (L12); altar to
        numen of Augustus (L17); laudatio Agrippae (T14); Edicts of Cyrene (M60)

LACTOR 19: Tiberius to Nero (ISBN-13: 978-0903625388)
         Coins: aurei (J3b, J12b, J21b, J30a, L25, N22); denarii (J7n, P13b, P13f); sestertii (K4, N51, Q14); as (Q13);
         dupondius (K13), quadrans (J19h).
         Inscriptions: Claudius’ harbour (K16), Procurator of Ostia (K17), Emperor Worship at Gytheion (L4),
         Genius of Tiberius, Rome (L6), letter of Claudius to the Alexandrians (L17), Pomerium extension (N24)

Centres are free to study the sources from any translation, however where a passage is printed on a question
paper it will be taken from the editions listed, with such modifications as seem appropriate to the examiners.

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Summary of updates

 Date         Version   Section    Title of section   Change
 April 2018   1.1       Multiple                      Changes to generic wording and OCR website
                                                      links throughout the specification.
                                                      No changes have been made to any
                                                      assessment requirements

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